Drugs and Alcohol News | Breathalyzer France

The new french breathalyzer kit regulations are expected to come into force from 1st July 2012.

These new french driving regulations will mean that all drivers travelling in France by road (including british drivers) will be required to carry a breathalyzer kit in their car that they can use to test themselves to see if they are over the french drink drive limit of 0.05% BAC. If a driver is stopped by the police they will be expected to produce this breathalyzer kit.

Drivers on a normal driving license are advised to carry at least 2 of the disposable 0.05% single use breathalyzer kits in their vehicle, so that if they use one of the breath tests to breathalyse themselves, they have a spare breathalyzer kit to produce, if they are required to do so by the police.

Professional drivers such as bus  & coach drivers, lorry drivers etc should carry the lower limit 0.02% BAC breathalyzer kits rather than the 0.05% AC breathalyzer kits.

The Mission disposable breathalyzer kits come in a range of sensitivities and are available in boxes of 3 & 20 breath test kits and in both the 0.05% BAC and the lower 0.02% BAC . They are ideal for british drivers to carry in their vehicles when travelling to France having directions on the box in both english and french.

Click here for more information or to buy single use breathalyzer kits for France 

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0.05% BAC Disposable Breathalyzer Kits | Breathalyzer Kits for France

Due to a recent overwhelming demand for the 0.05% BAC disposable breathalyzer kits for France, delivery on this item may be delayed unitl mid March 2012 as we are currently awaiting delivery from the manufacturer.

They are in production now and delivery is expected in early to mid March. Orders may still be placed online through our breathalyzer website  & will be dispatched as soon as the item is back in stock in UK. Please accept our sincere apologies for the delay .

If you require a breathalyzer for use abroad alternatives to consider are the 0.02% BAC disposable breathalyzer kits or the best selling reusable DA5000 digital breathalyzer at just £33 plus VAT

Click here to see all single use disposable breathalyzer kits including those suitable for driving in France

France Breathalyzer Law | France Breathalyzer Kit | Breathalyzer for driving in France

French officials have confirmed their intention to introduce as planned the legal requirement for all vehicles to carry breathalyser tests and the suggested implementation date will be July 2012 for the new french law.

Single use disposable breath tests set at the French 0.05%BAC will be sufficient. The 0.05%BAC Mission disposable breathalyser kit packs meet all European quality requirements and this includes the French industry standards, so drivers travelling with these kits will comply with the legal requirement. We have been asked if the kits meet French NF quality marks, but the NF standard is not applied to single use breath detectors which are classified for EU use under the CE certification and in the case of the Mission product, you also get the far more stringent IVDD (InVitro Diagnostic Device) certification, meaning it meets the exacting standards required for use in health care settings.

Frequent travellers or tourists intending to travel for extended periods in France may also choose to opt for a hand held digital breathalyser. These cost from as little as £33 plus VAT for the DA5000 digital breathalyzer. These give a far more accurate measure of Bloood Alcohol levels, giving a direct reading from 10 right up to 400mg/100ml blood alcohol concetration. The DA5000 Breathalyzer is ROHS certified for use right accross Europe and comes pre-set with an alarm setting of 0.05% which complies with French driving legislation currently. For personal use no additional mouth piece tubes will be required for the breathalyser, and the only additional cost will be replacment sensors every 300 tests and batteries. With no expiry date, and an accurate direct and immediate reading of alcohol always on hand, these digital breathalyzers make a useful and cost effective alternative to single use alcohol breath testers. Other digital breathalysers meeting French requirements include :AL6000 Breathalyzer and AL7000 breathalyzer 

Breathalyser France | Breathalyzer Kits in France

New legislation due to come into force later this year will mean that drivers will be required to carry a breathalyzer for driving in france.

This legislation will affect the thousands of british drivers who travel every year to France on holiday many of them towing caravans or driving camper vans.

The french drink driving limit is substantially lower than the UK limit and british drivers travelling in France can often be caught out by this.

Click here for more information on disposable breathalyzer kits suitable for use for british drivers in France

Click here for information on drink driving limit for individual European countries including France

Workplace Drug Testing |Drug Testing Kits For Employers | Drug Testing FAQ’s

Most employers would rather consider a saliva drug testing kit to the more traditional urine collection and drug testing procedures for workplace drug testing, and there is no reason why a saliva drug test should not be used for most employment drug testing.

Pre-employment drug screening is a little different. Employers are looking to screen for a longer period than is obtainable with instant near patient saliva drug tests. Urine drug screening will extend the detection period to 3 to 5 days for most drug groups. This will pick up more recreational drug use than saliva drug testing. If the drug screen has been notified, then the majority of potential employees will avoid recreational drug use in the week before the medical. To effectively screen for recreational drug use in this situation, the notification to attend for medical screening should be minimal. Otherwise you are only screening for hardened regular or dependent drug users, and the range of drug membranes included in the screen, should best reflect this.

We are commonly asked what to include in the employment drug screen, as there is no HSE list or specific guidance on what drugs should be included in the drug test, and what can be ignored. Our advice is to include the range of common recreational drugs which can affect performance, namely Cannabis, Cocaine, Amphetamines (and Methamphetamines) and opiates. We also recommend Benzodiazepines should be part of occupational drug screening, as most sedative tranquilisers affect performance, as can sedatives taken as sleeping pills. These should certainly be included in HSE high risk occupational drug screens examples being machine operatives, line side certification, PSV, HGV etc.

It may be worth contacting your local drugs team and finding out which drug groups are prevalent in your local area. We have noticed that Ketamine has started to become increasingly prevalent over the last 12 months and causes problems in an employment setting, as it highly sedative. Ketamine is in fact a veterinary tranquiliser, which gives you some idea how sedative it is.  An increasing number of drug screens now include Ketamine, and we are being asked for drug testing kits that incorporate Ketamine now on a daily basis, although currently this option is only available in our urine drug testing kits.

SAMHSA have recently moved further in favour of saliva drug screening to become the first line method for federal employee testing in the US. This should see further developments in saliva drug screening with new drug test membrane options for saliva testing becoming available and a standardisation of the saliva drug cut off levels to enable direct brand comparison and greater covergence in testing results and quality.

Click here to find out more about Workplace Drug Testing Kits for Employers available in UK